Recent Articles in Festivals

Northside Festival to Run June 13-20th, 2013, with Northside Art on June 15th

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The Northside Festival, sponsored by L Magazine, is now in its fifth year and will once again take on its Brooklyn stomping grounds from June 13-20th, 2013. Northside Festival takes place in venues throughout Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and as always, promises to deliver “what’s next” in music, film, and entrepreneurship.

7 Jun 2013 | More

The Third Annual Village Voice 4Knots Festival at NYC’s South Street Seaport Announces Initial Bands

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Don your pirate hats, sunscreen, earplugs and ahoy there, matie. The Village Voice has unveiled their initial line-up for the third annual free 4Knots Music Festival, once again to be held at NYC’s historic South Street Seaport, which will be a fine way to bring crowds of all ages back down to the seaport, after the crippling blows the area suffered from Hurricane Sandy last year.

18 Apr 2013 | More

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend Fall/Winter 2013: Brooklyn Fashion, We’re Smitten

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Don your gilt-tooled masks. Fluff your cravats and smooth your satin gowns. Paint over your beauty marks with black hearts and dainty spades. It’s too early to put away your Mardi Gras finery just yet; The weekend has come for Williamsburg Fashion Weekend,in all the glory of its twelfth season.

14 Feb 2013 | More

New Zealand Showcase Kicked Off CMJ 2012 at (Le) Poisson Rouge 10.16.12

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It doesn’t get much better as a lead in than hosting many New Zealand bands large and small (e.g. Die! Die! Die! as the angsty stalwarts in the upper spheres), all their NZ countrymen (so it seems), and an open bar for guests, to kick off a CMJ.

26 Oct 2012 | More

Judgement Night at the House of Vans: Complex Media Brings on the Bigwigs with Action Bronson, Paul Banks, SpaceGhostPurrp, Savages…

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Complex Media’s “Judgment Night ” pitted major act against big act against up and coming buzz act, a veritable collision of styles, on Thursday night, October 18 at the House of Vans in Brooklyn.

20 Oct 2012 | More

What’s Going On This Weekend? Well There’s Always a S!ck Party

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Tonight if you’re in New York you’re looking outside and saying to yourself, I don’t know how people can possibly stay awake in places like London or Seattle (the answer is: with drugs) because you just want to curl somewhere with a warm bottle of Cabernet and a blanket. But surprise, there are plenty of good things to do, click through to see some suggestions.

28 Sep 2012 | More

We’ve Got Your Long Weekend Covered, in Evil Kitty Style

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Let’s start with the last day of the holiday weekend, happy Monday, and the most scintillating flyer, first. Let the shows begin…

24 May 2012 | More

Iceage Side Project Vår Releases Video; Play First US Show at Northside Festival June 17th

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The project can be described as haunting, lo-fi electro with a limitless, multimedia angle. Iceage’s Elias Bender Rønnenfelt and Loke Rahbek of Sexdrome, co-owner of Posh Isolation, is Vår, once known as Danish duo WAR.

7 May 2012 | More

SXSW 2012: Gauntlet Hair to Guards on a Saturday Afternoon

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I slept in, then played a few rounds of Words with Friends before venturing out from Barton Springs on Saturday to see Gauntlet Hair, the band who got their medieval-sounding name from Johnny Winter’s whacky hairstyle, as pictured on the back of one of his album covers.

24 Mar 2012 | More

SXSW 2012: The Last Day and a Half is Always the Hardest and Sweetest

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On Friday, late afternoon, my friends text me while I’m way over on San Jacinto to say “Trust’s on in ten!” I had no choice but to run to Brooklyn Vegan’s Hotel Vegas on East 6th for Toronto’s Trust, who I’d just seen in Brooklyn last week. They were so good then, I ran from west to east to get my fill for a second round. I arrived just as they were into their second song, with Hob Nob wine in hand, ready to dance.

22 Mar 2012 | More